Saturday, January 22

Valérie Bacot: the story of the French woman tried for having killed her abuser


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The defendant Valérie Bacot (center) arrives accompanied by her family and surrounded by journalists at the Chalon-sur-Saone Palace of Justice, in west-central France.

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The case of Valérie Bacot, who wears a yellow scarf, attracted the attention of the national media and the public.

Valérie Bacot, 40, is the new name for sexist violence in France.

Not for being part of the sad list of femicides but for having killed a man who was her stepfather, then her husband, and whom she denounced as her abuser.

Bacot’s trial began Monday in Chalon-sur-Saone, a department in east-central France.

Bacot claimed that she was only 12 years old when Daniel Polette started raping her.


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